If you sustain a dog bite. You should contact a dog bite lawyer. NJ has a "strict liability" law that make dogs' owners liable in a lawsuit when the dog bites a person who is on public property or was legally on private property when the incident happened. The owner need not know that the dog is vicious or the dog bites someone before, giving the owner notice. (the infamous first bite law).
NEW JERSEY DOG BITE STATUTE
New Jersey Dog Bite Statute states in relevant part:
"The owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such person is on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness."
The enactment of the dog bite statute does not affect the continued viability of the common-law cause of action against the dog owner, in either negligence or strict liability, when a dog injures a person other than by dog bite.
CONTACT A DOG BITE LAWYER IMMEDIATELY
More than 4.5 million people sustain dog bites each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Too often the victims are children. Irresponsible dog owners should pay for their negligence. If you sustain a dog bite you should immediately seek medical attention, document the dog bite, obtain witnesses, and contact an attorney.
Charles Dawkins Jr. represents individuals who want to sue for dog bite injuries. The attorney will make hospital visits or recuperative visits for serious dog bite injuries.
The attack of a dog is a serious matter.